SEAT Leon claims Fleet World’s “Best Lower Medium Car Award”

SEAT Leon claims Fleet World’s “Best Lower Medium Car Award”

The SEAT Leon has swooped in and claimed the Best Lower Medium Car Award at the competitive Fleet World Honours.

Known for its Spanish flair, the SEAT Leon is one of the most attractive hatchbacks on the market, offering a chiselled design that is instantly head-turning on the road.

The “lifeblood of SEAT’s success”

Hailed by Fleet World as the “lifeblood of SEAT’s success”, the SEAT Leon has an array of qualities on offer that make it a great fleet car choice.

This includes a generously equipped interior as well as a flexible engine range, spanning from ultra-frugal to high performance. There are also a range of different Leon variants on offer, including both hatchback and estate – allowing greater flexibility when it comes to finding the right model for you.

Standard kit on every Leon model includes a six speaker sound system, air conditioning, integrated LED indicators, a Bluetooth handsfree system and electrically adjustable heated door mirrors.

Peter McDonald, Head of Fleet & Business Sales for SEAT UK, commented on the success of the Leon: “We have always believed the Leon is the best in its class so fully deserving of this award! But winning the best medium-sized car category is a fantastic accolade for the fleet team and the brand.

“It shows that the judges have great confidence in both the car and the service our network provides. We’re seeing a significant growth in true fleet this year, with the latest figures for May promising an outstanding 2014.”

Some of the engines on offer in the Leon range include the likes of a punchy 276bhp 2.0-litre turbocharged engine. This unit allows every Cupra model to achieve a 0-62mph sprint time of less than six seconds.

Although power credentials are impressive, the 2.0-litre turbocharged unit still manages to offer a combined 44.1mpg.

On the opposite end of the spectrum is the efficient 1.6-litre TDI Ecomotive diesel option, which emits as little as 87g/km and returns an average of around 85.6mpg.

This efficient diesel option will prove an appealing proposition for fleet drivers as it delivers low CO2 and therefore offers lower running costs.

What Fleet World thinks of the Leon

Steve Moody, Editor of Fleet World, said: “The Leon has come of age in its latest generation, available with a choice of three body styles, with variants ranging from 85.6mpg Ecomotive to the figurehead 280hp Cupra.

“With sharp styling, premium-class options and the estate version it has always needed, it’s no wonder this has become the lifeblood of SEAT’s recent success in fleet.”